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Christmas in Paris

Explore the French Festivities with Chevalier Paris

Christmas is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate the festive season than a short break in Paris. There is plenty to explore in the city, from traditional Christmas markets to shopping at the grand Galeries Lafayette, enriched with a stay at one of Chevalier Paris’ enchanting boutique hotels.

The independent collection of family-run hotels covers many corners of the city, from the newly opened Pavillon Faubourg Saint-Germain on the Left Bank to Pavillon de La Reine on the iconic Place des Vosges, providing unparalleled access to the best of Paris this Christmas.

For Festive Markets & Gastronomic Excellence 

Pavillon Faubourg Saint-Germain Situated in the storied Parisian neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, the new Pavillon Faubourg Saint-Germain is the perfect base for exploring the Left Bank this Christmas. Discover the nearby Christmas markets, specialising in luxury items, with 25 chalets selling local art, fashion and gourmet delicacies. The heart and soul of the area during the festive season, the market sits beneath the historic Église de Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the oldest church in Paris dating back to 1641. Return to the warmth of the hotel where you can enjoy a festive set menu at gastronomic hotspot Les Parisiens and a cocktail or two in the hotel’s cosy James Joyce Bar.

For Christmas Concerts & Parisian Delights

Hotel Du Petit Moulin

Just 15-minutes’ drive from Gare du Nord, Hotel du Petit Moulin is set in a 17th Century building, originally home to Paris’ first bakery, providing an enchanting backdrop for a festive getaway. Le Marais is a lively and trendy area, where guests are spoilt for choice with many wonderful boutiques, fascinating museums and galleries, atmospheric cafes and restaurants. Nearby is the breath-taking Le Sainte Chapelle, where Christmas concerts are taking place throughout the festive season. Take a trip to Paris City Hall where a Christmas village can be discovered complete with markets and entertainment, inviting visitors to indulge in hot mulled wine and Parisian delicacies.

For Cosy Festive Drinks & Entertainment

Le Pavillon des Lettres

There is plenty to do around the area of Madeleine, in which Le Pavillon des Lettres is located, from marvelling at the glittering lights of the nearby Champs Elysee to enjoying a carousel ride at Jardin du Trocadéro. For the perfect festive day in the city, enjoy Christmas shopping at Parisian department store, Galeries Lafayette, taking in the beautiful seasonal window displays as you shop for your loved ones. Later, unwind with a festive cocktail at the hotel’s honesty bar before heading out to a performance of ‘The Snow Queen’ by the National Opera Ballet of Ukraine at the Champs Elysee Theatre. 

For Relaxation & Seasonal Illuminations 

Le Pavillon de la Reine

This Christmas, explore Musée des Arts Forains with ten days of entertainment from storytellers, magicians, dancers and musicians taking guests back to the 19th century. Alternatively, attend the spectacular Festival of Light at Jardin des Plantes, just a short drive away from Le Pavillon de la Reine. After a day of festivities, relax and enjoy everything the hotel has to offer from a massage at the elegant Spa de La Reine to delicious dining at the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Anne.

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Published 11th November 2022

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